September Tip of the Month

September marks the beginning of Fall. We have come up with tips so that pets can be safe and happy.

Do not let pets go to school with the children. Many dogs will want to follow children walking to school. Make sure the family pet is secure in the yard and don’t bring him with you when walking the kids to school. Dogs at school can be dangerous. If a loose dog is seen, don’t approach it. Contact Animal Control immediately. If the dog approaches you, stand still, don’t look directly at the dog. He will probably sniff the body or clothing and move on. If the dog does try to bite, give him a purse, school bag, anything available, and as soon as possible call Animal Control!

Does the dog dig in the yard? Dogs dig for coolness in the summer, boredom and smells. In the summer, make sure the dog has a cool shady place to lie down. Try to give it more exercise. If the dog has less energy, he will be less likely to dig from boredom. Also try dog and cat repellants to put in the hole. This unpleasant smell may deter his digging. If repellents are not readily available, try using the dogs own feces ad covering them up. The dog may find this side undesirable as a dig site.

We cannot stress enough how important it is to have the family pet spayed or neutered.

Every year millions of unwanted cats and dogs are put to death in shelters across the country. This is due to overpopulation and accidental litters. Not only does it help the animal population, it may make male cats and dogs calmer and not so tempted to get out and roam. Also, it is the law in Mesquite.

Featured dog- Pharaoh

Pharaoh is one gentle giant of a pit bull terrier. He loves being in the yard and playing in the pool or sliding down the ramp. He is especially fond of being in the meet and greet room playing with toys or resting on the big doggie bed. His owners could not take care of him any longer so he ended up at the shelter. He had a infection by his ear that needed surgery and he has recovered from that.

Other available dogs

Sonya- boxer pit blend. No other dogs please. Learning her manners

Zeus- pit bull terrier/bull terrier. 8 months . High energy. Needs training

Bentley- pit bull terrier 8 months. Very high energy. No other dogs please.

Bruno- pit bull terrier Big boy. Doing well with manners, needs lots of exercise

Featured cat- Katy

Katy came to shelter with her daughter when owner could no longer keep them. She is a real sweet lady, she is a bit shy until she knows you then will come when called. She loves attention and brushing of her long soft hair. She prefers to be where it is calm and quiet and she can watch everyone.

Other available cats

Paris- likes watching the world go by. Special diet

Mr. Whiskers- friendly and quiet.

Sissy-loves toys and will come when called.

Sunny- Orange kitten still to young for adoption so he is in foster care until he is big enough to come to the shelter.

All animals will be spayed or neutered prior to leaving shelter and receive 1 year rabies vaccination and city license. Ages are approximate.

The City of Mesquite Animal Shelter located at 795 Hardy Way is open for adoptions from 11am until 1 pm, Monday through Saturday, Sunday 1pm -3pm. Please call 702-346-7415 during these hours to speak to the front desk. Animal Control may be reached by phone or voicemail at 702-346-5268

The animals submitted to the media may have changed so please visit our Petfinder website for a current listing and more detailed information on the animals.

Please also check our Facebook pages for lost and found animals along with pet information.  and